Israel has finally frozen construction in East Jerusalem. But Mahmoud Abbas can not promise proximity peace talks without the green light from Saudi Arabia and the Arab League.
Who said the Arab Palestinian leadership in rulers of an independent people, who can take their own decisions?
Even though the Obama Administration has been able to pressure the Israeli Government to enforce a «secret» construction freeze in East Jerusalem, PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas is not jumping with joy.
During an interview with Israeli Channel 2 , Abbas said he would seek the Arab League’s assent to such talks on May 1, and hoped the league’s decision would be «positive».
A «cold» and «frozen» East Jerusalem might not be enough for «peace talk» to take place. Another Arab issues has been raised, in a bid to try to make America force Israel to give up Zionism completely. Yesterday a demand for Islamic control in the Jordan Vally came back on Abbas lips.
The PA Chariman indicated possible flexibility on the issue of Netanyahu’s demands for any future Palestinian state to be demilitarized. He said he had agreed with former prime minister Ehud Olmert that a US-commanded NATO force, or similar force, could be deployed to allay Israeli security concerns.
Source: Jerusalem Post.
It is not easy to put up conditions for «peace talks», when you do not have peace as the ultimate motive for your work. Mahmoud Abbas again confirmed that peace and security of the Middle East, is not at the hand of Arab Palestinians. But an issue under the control of the Arab League and Iran, who disagree on all accounts.
Every time Israel give in to Arabic demands, the safety and security of the Jewish homeland is put in jeopardy. Israel has always warned the US, that the Arab League do not want «peace talks», but an Israeli surrender to Arabic demands. The Arab League is bound by the Khartoum Resolution of September 1, 1967:
«The Arab Heads of State have agreed to unite their political efforts at the international and diplomatic level to eliminate the effects of the aggression and to ensure the withdrawal of the aggressive Israeli forces from the Arab lands which have been occupied since the aggression of June 5. This will be done within the framework of the main principles by which the Arab States abide, namely, no peace with Israel, no recognition of Israel, no negotiations with it, and insistence on the rights of the Palestinian people in their own country».
This resolution demands an Israeli withdrawal to the before 1967 war cease fire lines, that never gave Israel peace, and did not result in an Islamic recognition of the state of Israel. Without such a recognition, there is basically nothing to talk about, besides Obama`s need to portray him self as a great man of peace in the Islamic World.